A Burnham-On-Sea resident has launched a dental products packaging recycling service in the town.

Sally Fisher has installed a new drop-off location outside her house at 26 Stoddens Road in Burnham where passers-by can leave their finished dental recycling.

It’s all part of the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme, a partnership between TerraCycle and Colgate, which provides a recycling programme for oral care products and packaging.

Sally told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “I hope that we can turn the collected recycling packaging into donations for Nordoff Robbins, an independent music therapy charity that works across the UK offering vital support through dedicated open access centres and 150 partner organisations.”

Sally, pictured, was keen to help the environment while also raising charity funds.

The programme operates through a network of private and public drop-off locations throughout the UK, with points collected from the recycling turned into financial donations for charity.

“A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle waste for recycling,” explains a spokesman for the programme.

“When you drop off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity.”

Once collected, the oral care products and packaging are separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.